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From the Shadows

by Ho Lin

Damián Lobo is a fix-it man who’s unable to fix his own life. Middle-aged and just laid off from his dead end janitorial job, he wanders Madrid’s streets alone, imagining himself as an interview subject—and figure of ridicule—on... Read More

Book Review

Harbart

by Rebecca Hussey

Nabarun Bhattacharya’s "Harbart" is a wild ride—a short novel that documents the unexpected rise and precipitous fall of Harbart’s fortunes in vibrant, humorous prose. The novel opens with a scene of debauchery that is followed by... Read More

Book Review

Mr. K Released

by Rebecca Hussey

Matéi Visniec’s "Mr. K Released" is a delightfully absurd and surreal novel about the disorienting qualities of freedom. Mr. K, called Kosef J in a nod to Kafka, finds himself released from prison. He is jubilant but also confused by... Read More

Book Review

The Dishwasher

by Shana Creaney

Stéphane Larue’s debut "The Dishwasher" is a precision piece of youthful omphaloskepsis and urban fatigue. Its crisp narration and nearly journalistic aplomb with detailing the addictive spiral of its protagonist make it compelling.... Read More

Book Review

Brown

by Peter Dabbene

Håkon Øvreås’s "Brown" is a touching, timeless story that captures the unbounded imagination and uncertain innocence of youth. Originally published in Norway, "Brown" has been translated into more than thirty languages and is the... Read More

Book Review

Le Morte d'Arthur

by Shana Creaney

Le Morte d’Arthur underscores the heroics, drama, and majesty of the Arthurian legends without the complex, convoluted language often associated with them. Gerald J. Davis’s modernized translation of the Arthurian myth is Le Morte... Read More

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